First of all let me point out that this was originally the #CakeFlavoredBooksTag. And it only had 6 questions (WUT???) and Cait @ Paper Fury added some because WUT R RULES. And of course I, being the devious miscreant that I am, CHANGED IT TO CHOCOLATE. Because 1. I am not a huge fan of cake (SORRY CAIT. LOVE MEEEEE) and 2. Chocolate is basically my life. MORE THAN BREATHING I TELL YOU.
So now I am going to name 10 different kinds of chocolate and compare it to books??? HOW FUN DOES THAT SOUND? To be fair: I’M STILL STEALING CAIT’S QUESTIONS. Just coming up with chocolate flavors instead of cake BECAUSE I CAN. ALSO. I changed the last question because I CAN.
But really awkwardly there are no pictures of chocolate in here because it usually ends up in my tummy before I can even get the camera out.
1. Dark Chocolate (a dark book you absolutely love)
Okay okay so there are a lot of these but in an effort to restrain myself* I am going to go with only ONE.**
I shall have you know that it took me a whole TEN MINUTES to decide on my favorite child. I MAN BOOK. Book.
It’s just so dark and shadowy and there is a Shadow Cat of Sassville and his name is Mister Kindly and I love him. That may or may not be the main reason this book is so amazing. JUST KIDDING IT’S NOT.***
I will admit, this book had its flaws (magical boob job? BLEH. Footnotes? Funny sometimes but sometimes distracting and I may have skimmed over some). BUT ALL IN ALL EVERYONE OF EVER SHOULD READ THIS.
*ha. ha. What does that word even mean??
***But it actually is
2. Milk Chocolate (a light read)
I reviewed Mechanica a while back, and though it’s not the Book of the Year, it was a really cute, fun read! I haven’t read any contemporaries, which are usually fluffy and light???*
BUT BIG NEWS: I am looking for a really good contemporary to read that preferably is nicely colored naked. Sooooo if you know of any DO TELL.
*Which is why I haven’t read any…I’m allergic.
3. Peppermint Patty (a book that gave you mixed emotions)
I love chocolate (obviously). I love peppermint. But together they are just…#NO. I apologise if you feel otherwise but THESE THINGS SHOULD JUST NOT EXIST.
Heartless. Oh, Heartless. When I finished it, I was reeling with how much I just love Jest and all those pastries and other delicious things. But the more I thought about the book, the more things bothered me. Like how quickly things went sour, which just didn’t feel realistic??? And how fast a certain someone turned on her only and best friend in the whole world????? #No.
4. Creamy Nougat (a book you would recommend to anyone)
Aside from the fact that not all books are for everyone, EVERYONE SHOULD PUT DOWN EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING.
If you love:
- Strapping painfully obvious love interest
Then this book is DEFINITELY FOR YOU. This book is a fun read, it doesn’t have depth but there were a couple nice plot twists in there, even if the foreshadowing was a little too obvious at times. I still loved this book!!! And I am so excited for the sequel!
5. White Chocolate (a book you started but never finished)
Love Squares that nobody knew were even happening until there was random kissing. Plot that I didn’t really care about ad now can’t remember. Characters I have zero truffles about. Need I say more?
Flame in the Mist.
The writing was trying way too hard and was therefore cinge-y. Also I was bored to basically death and dreaded picking it up??? #sad
6. Hazelnut Chocolate (a book with great writing)
I have said this before, and I will say it again. ROSEBLOOD MAY HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKS I’VE EVER READ.
I am not much of a re-reader. But the second I put this book down, I wanted to pick it up again. And then when I finished, I wanted to read it again!! This has never happened to me either before or after this little incident.
ALL THE CUTE.
7. Sea Salt Chocolate (a book that left you wanting more)
Disclaimer: I am not saying that sea salt chocolate is not good enough???? THE OPPOSITE ACTUALLY??????? Because I am the first person to combine salt with chocolate. IT’S HONESTLY THE BEST. My favorite dessert is actually creamy chocolate ice cream with crispy fries. YUM. That being said: I honestly just can’t get enough??? THEREFORE GIVE ME MORE.
Schwab is a freaking ANGEL. Either that or she was blessed by angels because her books have all gotten 5 stars from me. A Conjuring of Light was the perfect ending to a wonderful trilogy AND I MISS THE WORLD. When is too soon to reread??? And who cares if I die before I finish my tbr right???? There were just a few things I felt I could have used at the end (or maybe in another book tee hee)
- clarity on Holland even though I have my suspicions
- what happened to the favor Lila owes the pirate lady at the black market
- what about Kell’s family??? I NEED TO KNOW??????
These are my humble requests to Miss Schwab.
8. Chocolate Pralines (a series with 4+ books)
Thanks to my #bookstagrambestie, Kylie @ Frenchie Fiction, I was FORCED to read Throne of Glass!!* And as such, I have. And I kind of love it??? Like. For some reason SJM has become like this author that I feel a lot of people love but never talk about because so many people hate her with a burning passion. Which is fine. Hate her if you want BUT LET ME LOVE THE BOOKS I LOVE IN PEACE OKAY.
I have loved every book in the series so far and I am gonna keep reading, haters gonna hate**
*Just kidding. No one can force the Queen to do anything.
** I know I’m so gangster
9. Orange Chocolate (a book that wasn’t what you anticipated)
Good Surprise: Illuminae! I was SO HESITANT TO READ THIS. Everybody was hyping all over it* and I was just holding up my holy eggo for the demigorgons to protect me.* But then I read it AND IT WAS AMAZING.
Bad Surprise: The Night Circus. I am THE SAD about this one. I read the premise of an epic competition between two unknown magic wielders and my blood ran hot. I was so excited!! And then it turned out to be a fluffy love story. BLEH.
*Sniggering because this sounds dirty. But in a way it is??? HYPED BOOKS ARE SCARY OKAY.
**YES I KNOW DEMIGORGONS DON’T PROTECT.
10. Coconut Surprise (a book that was diverse)
This Savage Song
Okay it may not be the MOST diverse. But Kate is deaf in one ear and is still totally badass??? Hell yas!
The Lunar Chronicles. IF YOU THINK THIS ISN’T DIVERSE, LET ME CLEAR THINGS UP FOR YOU.
- Cyborg who everyone hates/doesn’t trust
- Moon person
- Princess Winter, who is black, AND crazy and therefore totally awesome.
And with that all things have been said that need to be said. Just kidding. READ THESE BOOKS.
Also, I lament that I read these as ebooks and I don’t own any physical copies and therefore have no pretty pictures of them. I CRY.
Can you relate to any of these? What are some books that surprised you in either a good or bad way?? What is your favorite book of ever???? (BWAHAHAHA). Also, if you are reading this, CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED.